Tampa Bay Heats Up for National Bike Month

Literally…it’s already in the 90s here, so don’t forget your waterbottles!

Here’s a list of the various events happening in the Tampa Bay area for National Bike Month. These events are sponsored primarily by Tampa BayCycle and City Bike Tampa:

National Bike Month Activities May, 2010

All month:

- Tampa BayCycle Ambassador membership

- Free use of locker/shower at Downtown YMCA branches

- Weekly Discounts at CityBike Tampa

Tuesday 5/4 Group Bike to Work rides into downtown Tampa from various locations

Thursday 5/6 Bike giveaway + Street Skills workshops at the Clean Air Fair, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Poe Plaza, sponsored by City Bike and Tampa Bay Bicycle Co-op

Friday 5/7 Ride Your Bike, Get in Free! 7:30pm Storm game. Secure bike parking St. Pete Times Forum

Thursday 5/13 SWFBUD ride to BOCC Transportation Referendum Public Hearing 4:45pm

Wednesday 5/19 Street Skills Class, USF Campus 12 – 1:30pm

Friday 5/21 National Bike to Work Day – rides into downtown Tampa and USF campus

Saturday 5/22 Hands on basic bike maintenance clinic from 9:30 – 11:30am, RSVP to www.citybiketampa.com. $25/person includes toolkit

Saturday 5/22 Hub Grub II Bicycle Ride, 3-6pm visiting various restaurants in Seminole Heights, sponsored by the Seminole Heights Bike Club.

Tuesday 5/25 Hands on basic bike maintenance clinic from 9:30 – 11:30am, RSVP to www.citybiketampa.com. $25/person includes toolkit

Thursday 5/27 Urban Restaurant Ride, sponsored by CityBike Tampa

Lots of good times to choose from…hopefully I’ll see some of you at these events and out on the road enjoying Bike Month!

About the author

Bicycle commuter since 1989, bicycle enthusiast for 30+ years. I am a Bookmobile/Books By Mail librarian at a large library system and the proud father of two wonderful boys.